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Profiles In Courage

- Profiles In Courage is a book that focuses on the adversity that very few United States Senators have been willing to deal with in order to cultivate their ideas of better democracy. It focuses primarily on the independent thoughts and views that those few politicians have been willing to stand up for, with other odds against them. The first Senator that is focused on is John Quincy Adams of Massachusetts, son of John Adams. He was a Puritan and a Federalist, with odd loyalty to his father. One of the odd things about the younger Adams was his constant sense....   [tags: Kennedy US Government ]

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Little Red Duffle Coat

- Little Red Duffle Coat Once upon a time not too long ago there lived a widow and her daughter in a small suburban house. The little girl was kind and friendly, and everybody loved her, especially her grandmother (when she could remember her name). One Christmas her grandmother bought the little girl a bright red duffle coat like she had worn in her youth, and even though it was out of season and not smothered in logos the child wore it out of love. All of the neighbours would smile when she passed them in the street and call out "little Red Duffle Coat"....   [tags: Papers]

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The Red Panda

- It’s a cat, it’s a panda, its a raccoon., its the red panda. The red Panda is a cute furry animal with a feisty look in its eye. The Red Panda is related to the Giant Panda and looks and has similar characteristics to the street raccoon. The scientific name for the Red Panda in Ailurus fulgens. Red Pandas are endangered creatures with their habitats slowly disappearing. Red Pandas have similar characteristics to raccoons. Red Pandas don’t eat very much for their size. Physical Description Red Pandas are very much like raccoons, they are very peaceful creatures too....   [tags: animals, ailurus fulgens]

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The Red Tide

- The Red Tide The Red is a algae bloom that releases toxins into the ocean and releases horrid smells that can leave you with respiratory problems like hacking horribly, minor cough , or asthma in worse cases. The algae bloom releases toxins when its in a high concentrated state into the ocean that the shellfish take in but they don’t die. Instead they concentrate all of it into their body’s in a small space and if a human eats the shellfish the human has a huge chance of dying because of the toxin....   [tags: algae bloom, ocean, toxins]

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The Thin Red Line

- The Thin Red Line During the blood-stained war of the novel The Thin Red Line a theme is presented, "Only the courageous and emotionally strong-willed survive." Throughout the storyline, the army of men parading through Guadalcanal are bombarded with unpredictable situations and odds. Only the men with courage at their backs and their heads screwed on straight can get through this chaos. The timid, scared stiff ones will not get out alive, but the ones who swallow their nerves can survive....   [tags: Papers]

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The Red Guards

- The Red Guard strove to remove and destroy the Four Olds, foreign influence, enemies of the Party and the current societal structure by persecuting those who supposedly perpetuated them. All vestiges of outdated customs, habits, culture and ideas were to be destroyed, since the movement represented “a triumph of youth over age, of ‘the new’ over ‘the old.’” To do so, the Red Guard wrecked thousands of art collections and the contents of libraries, and changed “reactionary” street signs. They persecuted members of the public who attempted to stop them or refused to give up the Four Olds....   [tags: Chinese history]

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The Red Convertible

- Symbolism is a quintessential element in all writing, whether it is prose or a poem. “The Red Convertible,” a short story written by Louise Erdrich, tells the story of the destructive nature of war, via the strain caused on the families from improper deconditioning. The main characters in the story, Lyman and Henry Lamartine, are brothers that develop a seemingly inseparable bond through a car; a red convertible. Lyman, the younger of the two was very hard-working and could always “make money” (Erdrich 394)....   [tags: Analysis, Louise Erdrich]

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Riding the Red

- “I've told her and I've told her: daughter, you have to teach that child the facts of life before it's too late” (Hopkinson 1). These are the first three lines of Nalo Hopkinson's fairy tale “Riding the Red”, a modern adaptation of Charles Perrault's “Little Red Riding Hood”. Perrault provided a moral to his fairy tales, the one from this one is to prevent girls from men's nature. In Hopkinson's adaptation, the goal remains the same: through the grandmother biographic narration, the author advances a revisited but still effective moral: beware of wolfs even though they seem innocent....   [tags: literary Analysis, Nalo Hopkinson]

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Riding the Red

- “I've told her and I've told her: daughter, you have to teach that child the facts of life before it's too late” (Hopkinson 1). These are the first three lines of Nalo Hopkinson's short story “Riding the Red”, a modern adaptation of Charles Perrault's “Little Red Riding Hood”. In his fairy tale Perrault prevents girls from men's nature. In Hopkinson's adaptation, the goal remains the same: through the grandmother biographic narration, the author elaborates a slightly revisited plot without altering the moral: young girls should beware of men; especially when they seem innocent....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Nalo Hopkinson]

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Stephen Crane and Walt Whitman: The Natural and the Language of Social Protest

- Stephen Crane and Walt Whitman: The Natural and the Language of Social Protest        Though in his short life Stephen Crane was never a soldier, his novel The Red Badge of Courage was commended by Civil War veterans as well as veterans from more recent wars not only for its historical accuracy but its ability to capture the psychological evolution of those on the field of battle (Heizberg xvi). Walt Whitman, on the other hand, served as a field medic during the Civil War. He was exposed perhaps to the most gruesome aspect of the war on a daily basis: the primitive medical techniques, the wounded, the diseased, the dying and the dead....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Red Scare

- The First and Second Red Scare of the United States paved the way for a long standing fear of communism and proved to be one of America’s largest periods of mass hysteria. Throughout the years authors and analysts have studied and formed expository albeit argumentative books and articles in an attempt to further understand this period of time; the mindset held during this period however is shown to be completely different compared to now. Major and still important was the First Red Scare stemming from the First World War’s end and America’s Great Depression beginning to kick off....   [tags: U.S. History]

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Stephen Crane and His Unique Choice of Subjects

- Stephen Crane Stephen Crane was born on November 1, 1871 in New Jersey. Crane became a writer at the age of twenty-one and died of tuberculosis at the age of twenty-eight. Crane’s sister, Agnes, raised him and tutored him. She eventually became a schoolteacher. His parents were very religious and his father had an essay published in an 1869 issue of Popular Amusements. Crane “felt himself unworthy of his father because he fell short of his father’s moral principles and his nobility of spiritual outlook.”He studied poverty, war, and life and death struggle....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Red Scare

- In the long years between 1947 and around 1957, fear of communism froze the very voices of America into unison. A supposedly enlightened country, the United States of America succumbed to the mass hysteria of the Red Scare with shockingly little resistance. Communist “Reds” and Communist sympathizing “Pinks” were seen everywhere and were often persecuted by the House Committee on Un-American Activities (also known by the inaccurate acronym HUAC). Many of these individuals’ only crime was that of sensibility; they saw the truth behind the terrifying chaos....   [tags: American History, Communism, Cold Ward]

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The Red Markings

- I approached the second door on the left in the expansive hallway I found myself walking through. Nervousness and trepidation followed me as I knocked and peered past the door. My glance around the room revealed Dr. Shubhadrika Nepal seated at her desk and focused on her computer screen. She glanced up to see me at her door and instructed me to come in. After her acknowledgement, I drew near to her desk. Her room, covered with posters of the human body and the different systems in the body, such as the cardiovascular system and the nervous system, to name a few, was expected....   [tags: Physician, Medicine, Patient, Writing]

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Tension and Atmosphere in The Red Room by H.G.Wells, The Signalman by Charles Dickens and A Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy

- Tension and Atmosphere in "The Red Room" by H.G.Wells, "The Signalman" by Charles Dickens and "A Withered Arm" by Thomas Hardy To investigate tension and atmosphere, I have looked at three pre1900 pieces- 'The Red Room' H.G.Wells, 'The Signalman,' Charles Dickens, & 'A Withered Arm' Thomas Hardy. They use a variety of different techniques, each with their own individual style but achieving the same overall effect. They focus on setting, description of characters & use of language. The Red Room is a tale of a man on a quest to discover the truth about the legend of 'The Red Room' in Lorraine Castle, as the young man's fate unfolds the audience are led with him, they feel his fear, hear his...   [tags: Red Wells Signalman Dickens Withered Essays]

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Courage Shown In The Book To K

- Courage Shown In The Novel Do you think that courage is an important part of a novel. Well in the book, To Kill A Mockingbird, much courage was shown. Courage is standing up for what you believe in, or doing something that is hard and takes many obstacles to overcome, or can be as little as saying, “No” to someone. Atticus, Jem, and Boo showed much courage in the novel. First, one of the main characters, Atticus, showed much courage. The first thing in the book that shows it is what he did to a tradition in his family....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Courage in To Kill A Mockingbird

- Courage ?Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. Courage is the thing which can be found in a child to an old man. It needs a lot of courage to take out courage from the heart. It is like a brain. It depends on the person, how and when he uses it. This tiny word has the power to convey the whole gesture of a person. According to Harper Lee?s genius ?To Kill a Mockingbird?, Courage is when you know you are licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through it through no matter what....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays]

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Acts of Courage in To Kill a Mockingbird

- In the short story To Kill A Mockingbird, author Harper Lee suggests that in certain situations people have the potential to show acts of courage In our society it is generally believed that in order for someone to show courage, they must show it through physical acts of peril. The only type of courage that is ever heard of or praised is when someone nearly puts their life at risk to show their bravery. In the short story To Kill A Mockingbird, author Harper Lee suggests that in certain situations people have the potential to show acts of courage, great or small....   [tags: English Literature]

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Mother Courage: The Hole In The Cheese

- Mother Courage contains a quote that pulls the entire play together so innocuously; it's hard to believe that Brecht originally intended it to be so symbolic. Yet, there it is, in scene six, the chaplain rhetorically asks, "What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?" This line operates on the three essential layers of the play: the level of the character, of the playwright (plot), and of the audience. On "face" value, this line is said about peace. The chaplain believes that the image of peace as the norm and war as an abnormal event is backward....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Red Red Spirit

- A Red Red Spirit Life and death, beginnings and endings. The death of one person: the ending of two lives, or the beginning of both. Sylvia Plath, tumbling through madness toward suicide, created a collection of poems titled Ariel, and used the theme poem to express the revelations she had while planning her own suicide. Thirty years later, the man who was blamed for her madness and death - her husband, British poet Ted Hughes - finally responded to the accusations with a set of his own poems he called The Birthday Letters....   [tags: Sylvia Plath Suicide Poetry Poems Essays]

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To Kill A Mockingbird - Knowledge and Courage

- To Kill A Mockingbird - Knowledge and Courage To Kill a Mockingbird is not a story about birds, or animal abuse. This novel is a book of knowledge and courage which both teaches and fixes people's view of life. Even though the title is "To Kill a Mockingbird," it is suitable to entitle it as to kill our stubborn misconceptions. This novel is full of courage shown by Harper Lee. During her lifetime, there was a huge concept of racism going on in America. However, Harper Lee wrote To Kill a Mockingbird, which is about racism in the society, to go against racism that is overwhelmingly real....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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courage

- Courage Courage is moral strength that allows us to withstand hardships and fear. People believe that courage implies firmness of the mind and will in the face of danger or extreme difficulty. Muhammad Ali the famous boxer jumped over all the hurdles that were in his way to his success, and he did not give by keeping is courage. Courage allows us through many difficulties and helps us get over our fear. Many times in life we find ourselves entangled in many problems, and the solution to that is courage....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Courage In The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- “Courage is measured by an individual’s willingness to continue fighting even when the likelihood of victory is small.” It is a person’s mental or moral strength to resist extreme difficulty. It is the strength of mind that makes one able to meet danger and difficulties with firmness. This withstanding opposition to defeat allows a person to persevere although the probability of triumph is unfavorable. Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird justify this statement. Arthur Miller exemplifies this definition of courage by the use of characterization....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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Comparing The Red Room and End of the Party

- Comparing The Red Room and End of the Party ' The Red Room ' and the ' End of the Party ' are both stories about fear, but whilst one was written in the 18th century the other is modern. Because of this time gap there are differences in the style of writing used. This essay compares the two stories. ' The Red Room ' is written by H. G Wells and the story concerns a man who goes to stay in a room believed to be haunted so he can prove his courage. He said ' It would take a very tangible ghost to scare me ' ....   [tags: Papers]

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Mother Courage and her Children

- Mother Courage and her Children "Mother Courage and her Children", by Bertolt Brecht, is a play which can be seen from varying perspectives. Some consider it to be a comment on the socio-economic aspects of war, others as a criticism of bourgeois capitalism intended to encourage change in modern society. The somewhat tragic events of the play enable critics to consider it a "tragedy", but one which, to some extent, diverges from the Aristotelian definition. Aristotle believed that tragedy must revolve around a central character: the "tragic hero", on whom the plot focuses and who exhibits certain characteristics, which leads to his, though in this particular case, her, downfall....   [tags: Bertolt Brecht Plays Tragedies Essays]

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Red Plaid Shirt

- Red Plaid Shirt Where are the memories of our pasts held. In scrapbooks full of photographs, or perhaps written on the pages of a locked diary. Picture though, something as simple and ordinary as a closet full of clothes. Think about its contents, where they have been worn, what they have been through, the stories attached to each item. The nameless protagonist of Diane Schoemperlen’s short story Red Plaid Shirt does this as she recalls a snippet of her past life with each article of clothing she picks up....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Relationship between Courage and Gender

- Relationship between Courage and Gender Both men and woman have intentions and act, so both are capable of virtue. Virtue ethics as a theory of morality has existed, most notably, since Aristotle. Courage is one such virtue and to display this persons need to experience fear and perceive danger. The circumstances surrounding an act of courage need to be proportionate to perceived risk to avoid the activity becoming an enterprise of foolishness. Also the potential costs associated with the risk must be proportionate to the ends concerning the bravery....   [tags: Psychology Ethics]

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Honor, Fame, and Courage in Beowulf

- The Story Beowulf is an Epic poem written in the Anglo-Saxon period. The author of the poem is unknown. Beowulf is the hero of the story and the Thane to Hygelac the king of the Geats in Sweden. When Beowulf finds out the Grendel (the big guy) is causing problems in Denmark he decides to go over there and help them out. He fights Grendel and everyone is happy. Then Grendels mother comes to avenge her son so Beowulf has to go fight her also. After winning that battle Beowulf goes back to the Geats and becomes king and rules for fifty winters....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf Essays]

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Courage in Pat Barker's Regeneration

- Courage in Pat Barker's Regeneration During the Vietnam War, many Americans decided to choose conscientious objector status and serve the war effort in non-combative ways; others moved to Canada, leaving their families, their communities, and their nation because of strong political convictions. While some said these people were cowards and a disgrace to their families and their nation, others argued that those had just as much courage as the men on the front lines. Although moving to Canada was far less difficult than being sent to Vietnam, these Draft Dodgers proved they had courage to stand up for what they believed in....   [tags: Pat Barker Regeneration Essays]

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Critical Review of Undaunted Courage

- Critical Review of Undaunted Courage Stephen Ambrose’s Undaunted Courage is a remarkable piece of nonfiction literature. His work is so thorough that one wonders how he has time to do much more. Yet he has created time in his life to go west and go camping and hiking and canoeing in the summers with his family. Which possibly shows that anything can be raw material to the open mind, for it was on those trips that he developed a great fascination with the Lewis and Clark expedition that explored the West when the country was twenty-five years old....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hamlet: Finding Courage to Die

- Hamlet: Finding Courage to Die In William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" we see a young man paralyzed with grief over his father. So much so that he is believed to have gone mad. Hamlet is such a complex character that one must look deeply to find what drives him. Did he really have the courage to kill the king or was it madness. Hamlet's character will be illuminated by explaining both soliloquies and finally Hamlet himself. "To be, or not to be, that is the question," (Beaty, 1348) is one of the most famous and well known excerpts from the play "Hamlet." What most people do not realize is the significance it has in the portrayal of the character Hamlet....   [tags: Shakespeare Hamlet]

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Life The Courage To Change

- Cruel Intentions, is a film about a young man, Sebastian, and his stepsister, Kathryn, who together do everything in their power, sexual or not, to better their own reputation. They try everything, even if it means ruining someone else’s life, reputation or well being, just to better themselves. They manipulate, use, and belittle every human being possible that comes in the way of their perfect life. Cruel Intentions, a film that uses the setting to produce the irony portrayed at the hand of the characters, also uses this irony and characters actions to contribute to the theme....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Profiles in Courage: Sam Houston

- Sam Houston was a great man in our history. He stood up for what he believed was good for the Union not the North or the South. When Sam was rebuked for providing the winning margin for his opponents he said “I know neither North nor South; I know only the Union.” He also said everyone “…must stand firm to the Union, regardless of all personal consequences.” He was fiercely ambitious, yet at the end he sacrificed for principle all he had ever won or wanted. He was a Southerner, and yet he steadfastly maintained his loyalty to the Union....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cruelty In Literature

- There are many examples of cruelty in literary works. Literary works such as plays, novels, films, short stories, and poetry. One may believe that cruelty is a way of life. Cruelty is included in great works of literature such as The Crucible, The Scarlet Letter, Bartleby, The Red Badge of Courage, The Last of the Mohicans, Lottery, Dr. Heidigger’s Experiment, Redburn, Angel of Death, Gold Bug, The Tell-tale Heart, and Night. The following is an explanation of the cruelty and the result of it....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Mother Courage and Capitulation

- Mother Courage and Capitulation Brecht tells the reader that capitulation is not just an idea but a feeling and the reader's objection to the world is not as strong as it once was. He tells the reader this through Mother Courage's refusal to capitulate through out the entire work. In today's world, people like Mother Courage cannot relate to capitulation as a feeling because of the regulations that today's world has that Mother Courage's world did not. As technology advances in today's world, people place more and more restraints on individual's and society's personal freedoms and choices, such as the decision to refuse to capitulate....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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Medea And Mother COurage

- Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Emile Zola’s Therese Raquin are both works with characters that possess maternal instinct. There is not a definite explanation for maternal instinct because it can be viewed differently. Although this is true, there is often a stereotype woman with the ‘right’ qualities of maternal instinct. This often articulates unrealistic images in people’s minds. Instinct means “an imposed set of values, imposed by the society” and the way they think a mother should naturally act by....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Only Badge Needed is Your Patriotic Fervor: Vigilance, Coercion and the Law in World War I America

- Vigilantism in World War I America was a perversion of the law that in the eyes of the perpetrator was a just action no matter how gruesome or violent. The obligation of vigilance during the war time was seen as patriotic duty but somewhere along the way the thought of it became distorted. Christopher Capozzola writes in his article The Only Badge Needed is Your Patriotic Fervor: Vigilance, Coercion and the Law in World War I America about vigilance taking three forms: Defending the home front and in particular in Connecticut, labor disputes and social and moral disputes....   [tags: Article Review Analysis]

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Different Views of Tradition in Mother Courage and Her Children and Blood Wedding

- This essay is about the poetic drama written by Fredrico Garcia Lorca, Blood Wedding, and the play written by Bertolt Brecht, Mother Courage and her Children. In Blood Wedding, Fredrico Garcia Lorca focuses on the moral and social norms people usually follow. They belong to a rural society which is conservative and at times primeval; they follow and respect only the traditional values to which they are accustomed opposite to the liberal social outlooks. They can't accept conduct outside their social lifestyles....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Courage Worth Striving For

- Courage Worth Striving For Placing one foot in front of the other, I climbed the twisted, broken down staircase of the Brooks Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. The year was 1973, and I didn't want to be on these stairs, growing closer and closer to an unknown world that frightened me. I didn't want to witness the things I inevitably would see and hear throughout the next few hours. Can I really handle this. I thought to myself. It didn't really matter anymore. As a medic in the Vietnam Era, and I had soldiers depending on me to tend to their wounds and care for their injuries....   [tags: Personal Narrative War Strength Papers]

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Mother Courage

- Mother Courage It’s always important to be touched. Writers know and understand this idea. Whether the audience feels good or bad about whom or what you present is not as important as the fact that they feel something. Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children is a perfect example of a work that doesn’t leave us in very high spirits but touches us in such a way that it becomes even more powerful than if it had. Throughout the play the title character, Mother Courage, is presented to us in such a way that the reader is usually left not knowing how to feel....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Mother Courage

- MOTHER COURAGE The education system has always tried to figure out new ways of teaching certain matters of interest, like history, where there are many points to be discuss that can be left out by authors. Text books do not fill everything that should be filled, and it is impossible to do so because there are too many things to tell and not enough space to write. There is also the fact that every professor wants to give his or her own approach to the topic, and sometimes there is not one source that tells everything the way he or she wants....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Undaunted Courage

- A Brief Look at Stephen E. Ambrose’s Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West Undaunted Courage is a very detailed account of what Ambrose considers the most important expedition in American history, Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the west. Ambrose attempts to project Thomas Jefferson’s vision of a country that stretches from sea to shining sea, of an open road to the west, of an “Empire of Liberty”. Ambrose repeatedly shows how important the expedition was to the United States and especially to Thomas Jefferson by giving examples of the powers given to Lewis by Jefferson in order to complete the expedition....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Red Tides

- Red tides have made many people sick such as residents and tourists of Florida’s Gulf Coast. The tides also have affected many business owners because many tourists don’t want to come to beach resorts because of Red tides. Red tides are caused by two ways. One of the ways are the algae reproducing and giving an effect of toxic air. Many outbreaks have also occurred because of red tides. Such of these things include poising form fish and shellfish. To stop Red tides, many researchers have done numerous experiments to try to find a way a way to stop Red tides....   [tags: intoxication, seafood, poison]

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Red Meat

- Red meat has been a huge factor in the human diet for a very long time. In recent years, there has been a decrease in red meat consumption because of some studies that claimed it increased the risk of cardiovascular disease as well as colorectal cancer. In a study done by the British Nutrition Foundation, they stated how essential meat is in providing protein in the diet, which comes from amino acid chains. There are 8 essential amino acids that humans need that must come from our food, and red meat is an essential component of these amino acids....   [tags: Consumption, Health, Benefits, Risks]

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To Kill A Mockingbird Essays: Great Courage

- Courage in To Kill A Mockingbird Courage is shown within the characters of To Kill A Mockingbird in several situations. The characters are challenged to face danger or pain without fear. The courage they display gives them strength and deepens their self-understanding as the novel progresses. Early in the novel, Scout illustrates the courage she embodies. On her first day of school, Scout acts as an ambassador for the entire class. She takes the duty of informing Miss Caroline of Walter Cunningham's situation....   [tags: Kill Mockingbird essays]

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Theme of Courage in To Kill A Mocking Bird

- To Kill A Mocking Bird-courage Within the novel "to kill a mocking bird" the character Atticus finch defines courage as, "Courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what." Atticus takes the first step by being courageous to take the Tom Robinson case, defying the towns liking of prejudice, even his own sister thinks that he is disgracing the family by taking the case he explains with concern "The only thing we've got is a black man's word against the Ewells'....   [tags: Harper Lee]

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Courage in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

- To Kill a Mockingbird - Courage "Courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what" According to Atticus Finch, an honest lawyer in Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" courage is not a man with a gun in his hand. "Real courage" is when you fight for what is right regardless of whether you win or lose. Atticus fits into this definition of what "real courage" is and demonstrates it several times throughout the novel....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Free Definition Essay - The Meaning of Courage

- The Meaning of Courage In life there are many terms that are relative to individual cultures. That means that the definition is different depending on the culture's location and its persons believe. The definition for one such term, courage, as defined by both Daniel Webster and Funk & Wagnalls is "That quality of mind or spirit enabling one to meet danger or difficulties/ opposition with firmness/fearlessness." The words that make courage a relative term are danger and opposition. The definitions of those words are what determine if a person or an act is considered to be foolhardy, courageous, or cowardice....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays]

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Courage is The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

- Courage is The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe Tom Wolfe's novel The Right Stuff, gives an accurate description into the lives of the first astronauts and rocket-powered aircraft test pilots, from their careers before, during, and after their selection to become astronauts, through to their private home lives. All throughout his book, Wolfe refers to "the right stuff" and "this righteous stuff" without ever saying upfront what "the stuff" really is. I have concluded that throughout the story, "the right stuff" is simply courage....   [tags: Tom Wolfe]

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Ronald Reagan's Courage

- Ronald Reagan's Courage What does it take to stand up against politicians. To fight for what you believe in and what you think would benefit the United States of America. It takes courage. Ronald Reagan has that courage, not only did he stay true to his beliefs and ideas, he accomplished them within his presidency. He believed people should be less dependent on their government. Reagan asked citizens to "Begin an era of national renewal" during his inaugural address. He also declared, "Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem." These were not popular ideas among some politicians, but that did not sway the USA's fortieth president....   [tags: Papers]

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Myth of Courage Exposed in The Things They Carried

- Ah for a young man all looks fine and noble if he goes down in war, hacked to pieces under a slashing bronze blade he lies there dead. . .but whatever death lays bare all wounds are marks of glory. (Homer 22.83-87)   As students we are brainwashed by ancient myths such as The Iliad, where war is extolled and the valorous warrior praised. Yet, modern novels such as Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried (THINGS) challenge those very notions. Like The Iliad, THINGS is about war. It is about battles and soldiers, victory and survival, yet the message O'Brien gives us in THINGS runs almost contradictory to the traditional war story....   [tags: The Things They Carried]

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Dr. Linus Pauling - A Model of Courage

- The Strength of Character of Dr. Linus Pauling When it comes to moral courage, no one thinks of scientists. Moral courage brings to mind the Chinese protestor who leapt in front of a tank in Tiananmen Square, the conductors of the Underground Railroad who led slaves to freedom, and the freedom fighters of the Warsaw Ghetto, who fought to their deaths against the Nazis. The Chinese protestor, the northern conductor, and the Jewish resistance fighters were common people transformed by extraordinary times....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Atticus Finch Courage in To Kill a Mockingbird

- Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird was published in the year of 1960, and is one of the few American classic novels awarded the Pulitzer Prize. The racism that is prevalent in many southern American towns in the 1930s is brought to life with profound imagery in To Kill a Mockingbird. There are several characters in the book, yet the true main character is the narrator's father, Atticus Finch. He is a man of great integrity and intelligence. A very heroic figure in more ways than one, Atticus possesses traits like being principled, determined, and, more importantly, he teaches others....   [tags: ]

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The Sacerdotal Symbol of Courage in The Scarlet Letter

- Dimmesdale contained seven years of shame and guilt deep inside his heart. The townspeople had seen Dimmesdale’s constitution feeble noticeably. They ironically believed it was because they were unworthy of his aura of goodness. With the benevolence of his office acting as holy protection, nobody suspected him of the sinful act of adultery. Suffering from self-inflicted ignominy and physical torture, Dimmesdale struggled to redeem himself in some fashion. Near the very end of the novel, Dimmesdale delivered a poignant confession to the townspeople....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter Essays]

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Courage and Leadership in World War One

- Courage and Leadership in World War One Source Based The fact that people believe that the First World War was fought on the assumption that “lions were led by donkeys” is debatable. Some believe that the generals were murderers and the soldiers were brave lions, where as some do not agree. There are two sides to the story. In source A4, an article from the Times Newspaper, we are told that the old style of war has dispersed....   [tags: Papers]

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Free College Essays - A Comparison of The Red Room and The Signalman

- A Comparison of The Red Room and The Signalman I prefer ‘The Signalman’ story because I like stories with a mysterious ending to them or any mystery in the story itself. Just like in the beginning of ‘The Signalman’, the signalman thinks the narrator is a ghost and the narrator thinks that the signalman is a ghost too. It is like you don’t know who to trust anymore and what is right or wrong. Not like in ‘The Red Room’ when the three old people stayed together when the hero went out of the room, looking at him at an eerie way....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Comparing Imagery in Flying a Red Kite and The Lamp at Noon

- Imagery in Flying a Red Kite and The Lamp at Noon Imagery is used by many authors as a crucial element of character development. These authors draw parallels between the imagery in their stories and the main characters' thoughts and feelings. Through intense imagery, non-human elements such as the natural environment, animals, and inanimate objects are brought to life with characteristics that match those of the characters involved. Sinclair Ross uses vivid imagery of nature to reflect and influence the emotions of his characters in his short story The Lamp at Noon....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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The Red Shoes

- The Red Shoes ‘The Red Shoes’ is an imaginary and unreal story related by Hans Christian Anderson. Anderson makes effective use of fantasy to teach a moral lesson. He builds up the story in such a way that the reader does not care for the validity of the incidents. The moral lesson is that the proud and the disobedient must suffer. Disobedience is a sin, and according to the Christian belief it is what started the demise in the heavens above, so anybody who commits it must suffer. Whatever sins man commits in his lifetime he is punished for them....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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The Red Baron

- Although to most people it may just be a brand of good tasting pizza, The Red Barron was actually a German fighter ace of World War I. His full name was Rittmeister Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, who will be referred to as von Richthofen for simplicity’s sake. By the Germans, he was called “der rote Kampfflieger” (The Red Battle-Flyer), the French called him “le Diable Rouge” (Red Devil), and in the English-speaking world he is known as “The Red Barron.” In a time of ancient aircraft technology when twenty air victories insured a pilot legendary status, von Richthofen had eighty victories, and he is still considered even today as the ace of aces (The Red Barron)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Red Room

- Discuss the techniques used by Wells in The Red Room to create a feeling of suspense and terror. The title "The Red Room" immediately makes the reader think about the story, it is important and leaves unanswered questions. "What is the red room?" "Why is it red?" Red is associated with fear and danger. The title raises so many questions that it has the effect of making us read on, wanting to find answers to our questions. The writer has to attract the reader's attract and keep their attention throughout....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Red Channels

- “ I am a man of a thousand faces, all of them blacklisted.” -Zero Mostel, comedian “featured” in Red Channels The Red Channels: The Illegitimacy of America’s Own Little Black Book A mindless observer flipping through Red Channels would not find anything shocking, significant, or suspicious throughout its 213 pages. This small book, published in 1950 by the American Business Consultants, initially looks like an attractive collection of résumés, complete with a person’s name, occupation, and a comprehensive listing of various activities in which the person was involved....   [tags: Politics Communism Communist]

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The Red wheelbarrow"

- “The Red Wheelbarrow” For a small poem, “The Red Wheelbarrow,” by William Carlos Williams, has a great meaning behind it. This poem uses images, symbolism, and form to get the entire picture of the poem across. Meyers defines images, ”as a word, phrase, or figure of speech that addresses the senses, suggesting mental pictures of sight and sounds, smells, tastes, feelings or actions.” (Meyer 1593). Symbolism is, “ a person, object, image, word, or event that evokes a range of additional meaning beyond and usually more abstract than it’s literal significance.” (Meyer 1604)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Red Room

- The Red Room I am writing an essay, based on the story ‘The Red Room’, and will try to explain what makes it such a good mystery story. Some of the main reasons for why it’s a great story include the vocabulary and words the author has used and the setting that the story is created in. The author uses gothic language, giving the story more suspense; he also sets the story in a haunted setting which builds up tension. The story was written by HG Wells, between the turn of the 20th century. HG Wells was an English author and a political philosopher; he was most famous for his science fiction romances....   [tags: English Literature]

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the red pony

- The Red Pony by author John Steinbeck is a very notable book for young adults. The central and recurring theme of the four stories told within this short novel is life and death. The stories also deal with conflict between old and new. Unlike most novels for young adults this book is different because John Steinbeck does not try to soften or hide old age and death, but instead presents these themes as they are in reality. The stories tell how the main character, Jody Tiflin, becomes more responsible as he deals with the disappointments and sadness, as well as the successes of real life....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Red Convertible

- The Red Convertible Vanished Brotherhood In the short story “The Red Convertible” you will find some important elements that are integral to the support and development of the theme brotherhood. First, you will see how the road trip gives a lesson in the story. Second, you will discover how the war affected the relationship of Lyman and Henry. Finally, you will understand the symbolism of the red convertible and the link it has between both brothers. One important element that has a powerful lesson in the story is the road trip....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Red Son

- The poem 'The Red Son,'; by Carl Sandburg, is about motivation, and what it can do to people. Motivation is 'to be motivated, by ways of inducement or incentive.'; The poem conveys many aspects about motivation, such as where motivation originates and how compelling it is, how strong motivation can be, and how motivation can change a person's life. Motivation comes from within, and can push someone into action, whether they actually want to or not. No one will do anything unless there is something pushing them from within to do it....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Stephen Crane

- &#9;Stephen Crane was one of the United States foremost naturalists in the late 1800’s (&quot;Stephen&quot; n.p.). He depicted the human mind in a way that few others have been capable of doing while examining his own beliefs. Crane was so dedicated to his beliefs that one should write about only what they personally experience that he lived in a self-imposed poverty for part of his life to spur on his writings (Colvert, 12:108). Crane’s contribution to American Literature is larger than any one of his books or poems....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Stephen Crane was a forerunner of the realistic writers in America after the civil war. His style included the use of impressionism, symbolism, and irony which helped credit him with starting the beginning of modern American Naturalism. Crane’s most famous writing is his war novel The Red Badge of Courage. He is also known for the novel Maggie: A Girl of the Streets and short stories such as “The Open Boat” or “The Blue Hotel.” “Crane utilized his keen observations, as well as personal experiences, to achieve a narrative vividness and sense of immediacy matched by few American writers before him (5)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Stephen Crane

- American novelist, poet, and short-story writer, b. Newark, N.J. Often designated the first modern American writer, Crane is ranked among the authors who introduced realism into American literature. The 14th child of a Methodist minister, he grew up in Port Jervis, N.Y., and briefly attended Lafayette College and Syracuse Univ. He moved to New York City in 1890 and for five years lived in poverty as a free-lance writer. His first novel, Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (1893), a grimly realistic story of slum life, was unpopular but gained the young writer the friendship of Hamlin Garland and William Dean Howells....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Red Shift

- Red Shift The fact that red shifts appear to be quantized has interesting implications for the study of the universe. This suggests that the red shift may be caused by something other than the expansion of the universe, at least in part. This could be a loss of energy of light rays as they travel, or a decrease in the speed of light through discrete levels. Maybe there is some other explanation. The following quotation concerning this phenomenon is from "Quantized Galaxy Red shifts" by William G....   [tags: Papers]

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Raptor Red

- 1. The novel I read was "Raptor Red" by Robert T. Bakker. Published by Simon & Schuster, in 1995. Rapotor Red is a female raptor struggling to survive in a kill or be killed world on her own after losing her mate. 2. The setting changes all throughout the book as Raptor Red migrates from one place to another. In somesettings she is in thick rich mossy forests looking for plump Iguanadons to eat, to other desert like lands where the sun is so hot she must sleep through the midday and hunt late afternoon when the heat is bearable....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Red Adair

- Intro - "I've done made a deal with the devil. He said he's going to give me an air-conditioned place when I go down there, if I go there, so I won't put all the fires out." A genuine American hero, Red Adair fought the most terrifying force of nature all over the world for more than 50 years. The oil fires were so hot they melt nearby cars and could roast a man in an instant. Red Adair was an innovator in the development of new fire-fighting techniques that make the oil fields safer and time after time he would risk his own life challenging the most disastrous oil fires of modern times....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Red Wine

- Red Wine The French Paradox is something many people today are getting quite familiar to. Studies have suggested a close relationship between the moderate consumption of red wine and a healthy heart. This phenomenon goes under the name French Paradox because although the French eat as much saturated fat as Americans, they seem to enjoy better overall cardiovascular health. Even though these studies show that polyphenols, which is in red wine, can help your heart, blood circulation, and many other things, doctors still argue about this, especially American doctors disagree with this outcome....   [tags: miscellaneous]

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Red Sorghum

- Red Sorghum Claire Huot China’s New Cultural Scene The film Red Sorghum was one of the most popular Fifth Generation films in China and Abroad. As an adolescent American kid, probably the average, I got to see a new perspective of China through this class. I wanted to compare the West’s interpretation with Chinas’. One of the first things I did was compare Chinese cinema to well known American cinema. Zhang Yimou’s first film as director, Red Sorghum was immensely popular at home and abroad....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Red Dwarf

- Red Dwarf, by Rob Grant & Doug Naylor Red dwarf was written in collaboration by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor. However on the cover of the book the author is called Grant Naylor and is referred to as a “Gestalt entity” giving the reader a clue as to what style the book is going to take. The BBC television series of the same name is based on this book but the events of the book and series are quite different and in my opinion the book is superior. The central character of this book is Dave Lister and it focuses on his journey through space which brings him farther and farther from the planet of his birth....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Red Death

- Edgar Allan Poe's short story entitled The Mask of the Red Death is an artistic example of vivid symbolism. Throughout the sinister tale Poe writes in a style that appeals to all five senses and captivates the reader's curiosity until the story's dour conclusion. Upon first glance, the story seems to be a complex tale of good versus evil. If the reader were to examine the story more deeply, they would then discover that the plot and symbolism intertwined throughout the narrative is no more than a simple metaphor for life and death....   [tags: essays research papers]

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red scare

- The war was over. The last cry of help had been heard and peace was supposedly coming to the United States. But everyone was wrong. An ideological war which prompted mass paranoia known as the Red Scare had spread through the US. It began in 1919 and ended in 1921. Red Scare was the label given to the actions of legislation, the race riots, and the hatred and persecution of "subversives" and conscientious objectors during that period of time. At the heart of the Red Scare was the conscription law of May 18, 1917, which was put during World War I in order for the armed forces to be able to conscript more Americans....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Red Pony

- Red Pony The Red Pony has many examples of when hard work doesn’t always ensure success. Through out the four chapters of the novel Jody goes through many difficult times. He is helped through these times by Billy Buck-the cow hand, Carl Tifflin-his father, and his mother Ruth Tifflin. The book teaches people a good lesson on many different themes a few are, respect you elders, The chapter “The Gift” proves the point that hard work doesn’t always ensure success. This chapter is filled with hard time for Jody....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Seeing Red

- Seeing Red Humans receive about 70-80% of information about their surroundings from sight. Baring this in mind, it is clear that for humans, being able to see the environment in which we live can greatly determine how we interact with that environment. For people (as well as for other animals, although not all), color is an important component of sight. Socially, color is extremely important. For example, red, green, and yellow are all used in directing traffic. Stoplights and signs are red; a green light indicates that it is safe to proceed....   [tags: Vision Psychology Essays]

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Red Convertible

- Perceptions & Deceptions: Life before and after Vietnam for Henry Have you ever wanted to take the summer off from work and escape from reality in order to travel around the world without having any worries. Well this is what Henry and Lyman in the “Red Convertible” by Louise Erdrich decided to do one summer. Henry and Lyman are two brothers who grew up on the Indian reservation. They perceive life on the reservation as an ongoing circle with a harmonious atmosphere. During their trip to Montana and Alaska Henry and Lyman’s idea of a carefree life is only reinforced, but when Henry is sent to Vietnam this perception is surpassed by a new reality and changes Henry’s reactions to...   [tags: essays research papers]

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